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, strengthen medicare for seniors and stop insurance company abuses, let me know. let me know. let me know. i'm eager to see it. here's what i ask congress, though. don't walk away from reform. not now. not when we are so close. let us find a way to come together and finish the job for the american people. let's get it done. let's get it done. now, even as health care reform would reduce our deficit, it's not enough to dig us out of a massive fiscal hole in which we find ourselves. it's a challenge that makes all others that much harder to solve, and one that's been subject to a lot of political posturing. so let me start the discussion of government spending by setting the record straight. at the beginning of the last decade, the year 2000, america had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. by the time i took office, we had a one-year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. most of this was the result of not paying for two wars, two tax cuts, and an expensive prescription drug program. on top of that, the effects of the recession put a $3 trill
government spending for three years. [applause] spending related to our national security, medicare, medicaid and social secuty will not be affected. but all other discretionary government programs will. like any cash-strapped family we'll work within a budget to invest with what we need and sacrifice what we don't. if i have to enforce this by line veto, i will. [applause] we will continue to go through the budget line by line, page by page to eliminate programs that we can't afford and don't work. we have already identified 25 billion in savings for next year. to help working families, we'll extend our middle class tax cuts but in a time of record deficits, we'll not continue tax cuts for oil companies and investment fund managers and those making over $250,000 a year. we can't afford it. [applause] now, even after paying for what we spend on my watch, we'll still face the massive deficit when i took office. more importantly the cost of medicare and medicaid and social security will continue to sky rocket. that's why i am called for a bipartisan fiscal commission modeled on a proposal by re
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Search Results 0 to 17 of about 18 (some duplicates have been removed)